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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire: a photo gallery.

Updated on October 4, 2016
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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

The primary objective of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is to offer a sheltered, protected life to all the donkeys of Bonaire. Our information about the lives and experiences of donkeys is also raising awareness amongst the local community, schools and tourists.

When a report arrives about a live wild donkey in distress, volunteers are sent to the rescue. Sick and wounded animals are nursed and, where necessary, a vet is called upon to give medical attention. Orphaned foals are raised with a baby bottle. All stallions that arrive at the sanctuary are castrated to avoid expansion of the numbers of donkeys in care. Once the animals are recovered, they are lucky enough to spend the rest of their lives lovingly cared for at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.

In all the years Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire has been active, a lot has already been achieved. Hundreds of donkeys were saved from the streets in miserable condition and were given a safe life in the sanctuary. Too bad there were also many donkeys that suffered from so severe illness or injuries, that they could not be cured. Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire paid for these animals the cost of putting them to sleep by a vet, so at least they were released from suffering any longer.

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Photo gallery of the donkey sanctuary.

Wild donkeys roam all over Bonaire. This sign tries to warn the often fast driving cars.
Wild donkeys roam all over Bonaire. This sign tries to warn the often fast driving cars. | Source
Wild donkey at night.
Wild donkey at night. | Source
Wild donkey on the side of the road.
Wild donkey on the side of the road. | Source
Entrance to the Donkey Sanctuary. They take in wounded donkeys. The animals are sterilized and treated.
Entrance to the Donkey Sanctuary. They take in wounded donkeys. The animals are sterilized and treated. | Source
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A separate enclosure is used to help the wounded animals get stronger.
A separate enclosure is used to help the wounded animals get stronger. | Source
Once they are healthy they get to roam the big sanctuary estate.
Once they are healthy they get to roam the big sanctuary estate. | Source
You can go in by car, but I would recommend walking: the donkeys are very friendly. They want to be near you and follow you around.
You can go in by car, but I would recommend walking: the donkeys are very friendly. They want to be near you and follow you around. | Source
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In the middle of the sanctuary there is a watchtower. Cool view!
In the middle of the sanctuary there is a watchtower. Cool view! | Source
Even if you stay in your car the donkeys want to be near you!
Even if you stay in your car the donkeys want to be near you! | Source
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Hug-a-donkey!
Hug-a-donkey! | Source
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Don't bring any edible goodies: they know within seconds!
Don't bring any edible goodies: they know within seconds! | Source
Apart from donkeys the sanctuary also takes care of iguanas and turtles.
Apart from donkeys the sanctuary also takes care of iguanas and turtles. | Source
Very young turtle.
Very young turtle. | Source
Some older turtles.
Some older turtles. | Source

Appeal from the donkey sanctuary.

A new arrival at the sanctuary.

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      kat11 5 years ago from Illinois

      Some of the photos of the donkey's were funny and great article. voted up and thought that the article had a lot of useful information about the sanctuary.

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      amvabecreations 5 years ago from Netherlands

      Thanks Kat11!

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